Balcombe, (West Sussex)

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St Mary's Parish Church, Balcombe.

These days, Balcombe is in West Sussex; the ancient parish was in East Sussex.

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There is a station at Balcombe on the main railway line from London to Brighton. South of the village is the famous Balcombe viaduct which crosses the River Ouse in this location. This river was once navigable to this point from Lewes, however today the river looks more like a stream!

Places of worship:

Church details, together with baptism, marriage, monumental inscription & burial records can be accessed by clicking on the church name.

Baptist Chapel, Rocks Lane

St Mary

United Reformed Church

Census returns:

The OPC Database has no census returns for people residing in this parish yet.

People born in this parish but residing elsewhere:

23 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1851 census.

4 individuals in the OPC Database for the 1861 census.


Grid reference: 531026, 130500 ~ View on: Google Maps, Open Street Map, Streetmap, National Library of Scotland Map or Oldmaps.

Militia records etc:

Roll of Honour have details of people recorded on the memorial in the parish church

Other links relating to this parish:

Balcombe Family website has some interesting pictures and information about the village.

Culpepper Family Website has much information pertaining to Balcombe

Poll Registers:

The OPC database contains 54 poll register entries for people entitled to vote in this parish.

1641 Protestation Returns:

There are no protestation returns for this parish in the OPC database.


The OPC database contains 66 entries for people associated with this parish mentioned in Gazettes.


There are 63 images depicting this parish in the OPC database.

Roughwood has old postcard images of Troy Town, Balcombe

Postal directories:

The OPC database contains no postal directory entries for this parish.

GENUKI has the Kelly's 1867 directory entry for Balcombe

1840 Pigot Directory for Balcombe

1851 Post Office Directory for Balcombe


There are no books about this parish in the Sussex OPC Bibliography.

There are 3 articles about this parish in the OPC Sussex Archeaological Collections Index.

There are 7 people from this parish in the OPC Sussex Archeaological Society Members Index.


The OPC database contains 1 will of someone who lived in this parish.

The OPC database contains 1 will which mention this parish.

Interest in this parish:

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